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2. Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in Haiti

Source: Department of State, Central Foreign Policy File, D820498–0189. Unclassified. Sent through MED Channel. Sent for information to Santo Domingo. Drafted by Washington and approved by Beahler.


3. Telegram From the Department of State to All Diplomatic and Consular Posts

Source: Department of State, Central Foreign Policy File, D830551–0463. Unclassified. Drafted by Walsh; cleared in OES/E, OES/ENR, M/MED, AID/S&T/H, HHS/PA, AF, ARA, EA, EUR, and NEA; approved by Malone.


4. Telegram From the Embassy in Zaire to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Foreign Policy File, D830661–0527. Confidential. Sent for information to the CDC, Brazzaville, Brussels, Bujumbura, Kigali, and Lubumbashi.


5. Telegram From the Embassy in Zaire to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Subject Files, Health Issues, 1977–1985, Lot 86D184, Africa. Unclassified. Sent for information to NIH, CDC, and Lubumbashi.


6. Letter From the Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (Krause) to the Ambassador to Zaire (Constable)

Source: Department of State, Subject Files, Health Issues, 1977–1985, Lot 86D184, Agent Orange. No classification marking. Copies were sent to Wyngaarden, Gordon, Wallace, Sell, Mason, Dowdle, Curran, Walsh, and Thompson.


7. Telegram From the Department of State to the Medical Collective

Source: Department of State, Subject Files, Other Agency and Channel Messages and Substantive Material—World Health Organization (WHO), 1985, Lot 89D136, 83 HLTH WHO Programs AIDS. Unclassified. Sent through MED Channel. Drafted by Goff and approved by Dustin.


8. Paper Prepared in the Department of State

Source: Reagan Library, Bledsoe, Ralph: Files, 320—AIDS Policy (4). No classification marking. Drafted by Goff, who forwarded the paper to Roper under an October 22 covering memorandum in which he wrote: “As requested, I am enclosing a copy of the Department of State Action Plan for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome for the October 24 meeting of the Domestic Policy Council Working Group on Health Policy. Dr. Eben H. Dustin, Medical Director, will attend the meeting.”


9. Telegram From the Embassy in Nicaragua to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Foreign Policy File, D850784–0156. Unclassified; Immediate. Sent for information to Moscow, the U.S. Interests Section in Havana, Port au Prince, New Delhi, USCINCSO, DIA, U.S. Liaison Office Caribbean, RUEOSBA/24 COMPW/DOI, and USCINCLANT.


10. Telegram From the Embassy in Uganda to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Foreign Policy File, D850787–0689. Unclassified; Priority. Sent for information to Nairobi, Kigali, Dar es Salaam, Kinshasa, Bujumbura, Khartoum, and New Delhi.


11. Minutes of AIDS Working Group Meeting

Source: Department of State, AIDS, 1984–1987, Lot 89D137, AIDS: Cables, Meetings + Misc. Confidential.


12. Minutes of AIDS Working Group Meeting

Source: Department of State, AIDS, 1984–1987, Lot 89D137, AIDS: Cables, Meetings + Misc. No classification marking. Drafted by Weeks on December 14.


13. Minutes of AIDS Drafting Group Meeting

Source: Department of State, Subject Files, Other Agency and Channel Messages and Substantive Material—World Health Organization (WHO), 1985, Lot 89D136, 85 HLTH WHO Programs AIDS. No classification marking. Drafted by Weeks on December 16.


14. Minutes of a Visa/Immigration Meeting

Source: Department of State, AIDS, 1984–1987, Lot 89D137, AIDS Department Policy Guidelines/Press. No classification marking. Drafted by Weeks on February 5.


15. Memorandum to the File

Source: Department of State, AIDS, 1984–1987, Lot 89D137, AIDS: Cables, Meetings + Misc. Limited Official Use. Drafted by Weeks.


16. Telegram From the Department of State to All Diplomatic and Consular Posts

Source: Department of State, Subject Files, Other Agency and Channel Messages and Substantive Material—World Health Organization (WHO), 1986, Lot 90D36, 86 HLTH WHO Programs AIDS Jan–June. Limited Official Use; Priority. Drafted by Weeks; cleared in CA/PC, M/MED, RP/RAP/AP, and S/S; approved by Benedick.


17. Letter From Acting Secretary of State Whitehead to the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (Miller)

Source: Department of State, Subject Files, Other Agency and Channel Messages and Substantive Material—World Health Organization (WHO), 1986, Lot 90D36, 86 HLTH WHO Programs AIDS Jan–June. No classification marking. Drafted by Weeks on March 10; revised on March 12 and 17.


18. Paper Prepared in the Department of State

Source: Department of State, AIDS, 1984–1987, Lot 89D137, AIDS Policy. Confidential. Drafted by the AIDS Working Group.


19. Telegram From the Department of State to All African Diplomatic Posts

Source: Department of State, Central Foreign Policy File, D860596–0043. Confidential. Sent for information to Moscow. Drafted by Rapoport; cleared in AF/P, OES/ENR, EUR/SOV, PA, and USIA; approved by Bailey.


20. Action Memorandum From the Director of the Office of Medical Services (Dustin) to Secretary of State Shultz

Source: Reagan Library, Papers of George P. Shultz, AIDS testing. No classification marking. Sent through Spiers. Drafted by Goff and Gallagher on July 16; cleared in M/DGP, DGP/PER/HC, L, H, PA, OES, and D.


21. Telegram From the Department of State to All Diplomatic and Consular Posts

Source: Department of State, Central Foreign Policy File, D860926–0414. Confidential. Drafted by Hertzberg; cleared in OES, EAP/PHL, PA, DOD, USIA, PM, EUR/SOV, Fort Detrick, and HHS; approved by McNeil.


22. Information Memorandum From the Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs (Keyes) to Secretary of State Shultz

Source: Department of State, Central Foreign Policy File, P870060–2521. No classification marking. Drafted by Boyer on December 10; cleared by Vogelgesang and Kriebel.


23. Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in the Soviet Union

Source: Department of State, AIDS, 1984–1987, Lot 89D137, Untitled. Confidential; Priority. Sent for information to Leningrad. Drafted by Sell and Hertzberg; cleared in INR/ID, AID/AF, NIH, OES/ENH, and HHS/PHS; approved by Parris.


24. Telegram From the Department of State to Agency for International Development Mission Directors and Representatives

Source: Department of State, AIDS, 1984–1987, Lot 89D137, AIDS Apr 13. Unclassified. Drafted by Blakeslee; cleared in AID/AA/PPC, AID/DAA/ST, AID/AFR/TR, AID/ANE/TR, AID/LAC/DR, AID/ES, and OES/ENH; approved by McPherson.


25. Information Memorandum From Acting Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs (Freeman) and the Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs (Negroponte) to Secretary of State Shultz

Source: Department of State, Central Foreign Policy File, P870100–0142. Secret. Drafted by Freeman on April 7; cleared by Stacy, Passage, Benedick, Rouse, and Walsh. A stamped notation on the document indicates Shultz saw it.


26. Minutes of a Domestic Policy Council Meeting

Source: Reagan Library, Bledsoe, Ralph: Files, DPC Meeting Minutes 1987–1988 (2). No classification marking. The meeting took place in the Roosevelt Room at the White House.


27. Memorandum From the Domestic Policy Council to President Reagan

Source: Reagan Library, Bledsoe, Ralph: Files, 320—AIDS Policy (Jan–Jun 1987). No classification marking. A stamped notation on the memorandum reads: “The President has seen” with 5/27 filled in on the line provided.


28. Minutes of a Domestic Policy Council Meeting

Source: Reagan Library, Bledsoe, Ralph: Files, DPC Meeting Minutes 1987–1988 (2). No classification marking. The meeting took place in the Cabinet Room at the White House.


29. Memorandum From the Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Coordination, Bureau of Intelligence and Research (Wiant) to the Chairman of the Foreign Intelligence Priorities Committee, Central Intelligence Agency [name not declassified]

Source: Central Intelligence Agency, Community Management Staff, Job 00B01635R: Committees, Task Forces, Boards, Councils Files, Box 6, Folder 390, FIPC Change Notice #27 Topics For Intelligence on the AIDS Pandemic. Secret. Drafted by Clear; cleared by Clark and Passage. Camilluci transmitted a copy to the members of the Foreign Intelligence Priorities Committee under a June 3 memorandum, which stated: “The Department of State has requested Committee consideration of the attached proposal to establish a topic on AIDS in the Special Subjects category. The Committee will discuss this proposal at a regular meeting in the very near future. Upon its approval, the Committee would proceed to the proposal and consideration of country priorities.” (Ibid.)


30. Telegram From the Department of State to All African Diplomatic Posts

Source: Department of State, Central Foreign Policy File, D870570–0045. Confidential. Drafted by Passage; cleared in AF/S, INR/AMR, AF, and OES/ENH; approved by Crocker.